If you are in the market for reproduction fifties style fabric, perhaps a source you haven’t considered is right under your nose – your local quilting shop.
Admittedly, I live pretty close to one of the best in Australia’s: Material Obsession, at Drummoyne. Their selection is mouthwatering.
Here are a few things I spotted in there recently that I thought might work for fifties style garments. I didn’t take any notes about the fabrics, all I can say is get in there fast as they sell out fast and not always reordered, so the lovely lady who helped me could tell me.
I was extremely lucky to find the scarlet print with the bows was still in stock – I have been dreaming about it since the last time I visited – months ago. I think it will be perfect in a blouse like Butterick 4985.
If you are in Sydney’s Western Suburbs I recommend Fred the Needle – I haven’t visited them in their new location in Dural – but their Penrith store was fabulous.
If you have a good one one near you – I would love to hear about it.
Also if you have tried sewing garments with quilting fabric and how that went. Thanks.
It’s the second week of the school holidays and I just heard the little guy say, as he tumbled around the living room “I can feel my brain moving” – had better go.